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HPSR Teaching Blog

Case Studies: What are they? Why use them? How to write and teach them?

Teaching tips and techniques for HPSR
Although case studies are used in health policy and systems teaching, some educators are not comfortable with case study teaching, while others remain unaware of cases' value in achieving important educational objectives. Even educators who buy into their value and are already using them could benefit from reflection in order to improve their practice. For these reasons, we have developed an accessible and easy-to-navigate guidance document that summarises the educational approach underpin...

Turning a classroom into a discussion room: tips for interactive health policy and systems teaching

Teaching tips and techniques for HPSR
2014, 2015 and now 2016. This year marks the third anniversary of CHEPSAA’s open access courses Introduction to Complex Health Systems and Introduction to Health Policy and Systems Research and their teaching as part of the Winter School of the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. These courses are complemented by Introduction to Health Policy Analysis, which has been running for much longer. These courses are known for their active facilitation and in...

“A good health policy and systems teaching resource that I discovered in Vancouver"

Teaching tips and techniques for HPSR
For our last blog of 2016, we asked three of our collaborators from Sweden, the UK and South Africa to tell us about the most interesting health policy and systems research (HPSR) teaching resources they discovered at the recent 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Canada. Their task was simple. Listen to presentations, look at posters, participate in sessions. However, don't do so purely from a research perspective. Also consider the information from a teaching perspective&hel...